He revealed this at the Awùjalè’s Palace in Ijebu-Ode, during the investiture of the Awùjalè and Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona as the new Chairman of the Ogun State Traditional Council.
According to him, the governors in the region decided to launch the security outfit to tackle the issues of insecurity like kidnapping, banditry, armed robbery and other crimes that can impact the socio-economic development of the region negatively.
He added that traditional rulers are needed for Amotekun’s effective functioning because of their closeness to the people at the grassroots.
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Dapo Abiodun (born 29 May 1960) is a Nigerian businessman and politician, who is the Governor of Ogun State after winning the 2019 general elections under the platform of the All Progressive Congress. Dapo Abiodun was the board Chairman of the Corporate Affairs Commission. He is the managing director of Heyden Petroleum and the founder of First Power Limited. On 10 March 2019, he was declared Governor-Elect of Ogun State by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
He was sworn in as Governor of Ogun State on 29 May 2019.
Abiodun was born on 29 May 1960 in Iperu Remo, Ogun State. He belongs to a royal family. He was born into the family of Dr Emmanuel and Mrs Victoria Abiodun from Iperu Remo, in Ogun East senatorial district.
Abiodun studied civil engineering at the Obafemi Awolowo University Ife, Osun State and then accounting at Kennesaw State University, Atlanta Georgia. He also holds an honours and doctorate degree in finance from Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State and another in business administration from Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State.
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